Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In the Heart of the Sea, talks about his interest in the whaleship Essex and the history of whaling on Nantucket. Hear more about Philbrick's historical interests and other works he has written.
Vivid memories of those trapped in the terrifying temblor of 1906 that killed thousands of Californians.
President Theodore Roosevelt was caught in the middle of the first major battle for wilderness preservation in Yosemite National Park.
Native Alaskans, oil company representatives, environmentalists, politicians, and others tell the story of the 800-mile pipeline.
This stunning film portrait of Yosemite National Park uses the 1851 diary of the first expedition of soldiers into the Native American territory.
The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.